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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM APRIL 2 - APRIL 16, 2021

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

TC-SAFEST CITY IN THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY!

Moving seven spots up to #23, TC has once again made Safewise's list of the top 50 safest cities in California. According to Safewise, that makes Temple City the safest city in the San Gabriel Valley! Congrats TC!

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FREE LAWN SIGN PROGRAM!

Get vaccinated and get back to what matters! The City is giving away FREE lawn signs as a part of a campaign to encourage more residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. One lawn sign per household as supplies are limited. To request a lawn sign CLICK HERE!

CITY CLERK

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Members of the public can participate in the teleconference Council meetings by following the instructions stated on the meeting agenda. Members of the public can listen to the meeting audio livestream online at HERE or on Youtube, ConnectwithTC. Requests to speak during “Public Comment” will be accepted by email to cityclerk@templecity.us before and during the meeting, prior to the close of public comment on an item. Efforts will be made to read written comments received before the end of the meeting. Comments that are not read into the record will be made part of the record. Lengthy public comment may be summarized in the interest of time.

YOUTH COMMITTEE

The Youth Committee’s March mental wellness message is “Be strong and stand tall TC!”. This message will be displayed on the digital billboard until end of March.

YOUTH COMMITTEE RECRUITMENT

The Youth Committee will be recruiting for eight prospective members starting April 1. Students grade 9-12 are invited to apply for a seat on the committee. Applications are available by CLICKING HERE or by emailing cityclerk@templecity.us. Deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m., Friday, May 28. Applicants are required to attend a mandatory virtual meeting on Thursday, May 27, 4 p.m. Meeting link to be provided.

For more information regarding the Youth Committee, please visit the City’s website or email the City Clerk’s office at cityclerk@templecity.us.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

PORTABLE SHADE STRUCTURES

With the summer heat coming on people may be looking to set up a portable shade structure (also known as an EZ-up). Please note that the Zoning Code allows these structures in the side yard and rear yard, not the front yard. The tarp on top of these structures needs to be maintained in good condition. These canopies are meant to be “portable” and therefore should not attached to a house, set in concrete, or the tarp replaced with materials other than a plastic or fabric tarp. If you have any questions please contact the Community Development Department at (626) 656-7315.

PARKS AND RECREATION

FAMILY TRIVIA NIGHT

Adventure is out there! Join us for the March Family Trivia night and test your Pixar knowledge. Trivia Night provides the opportunity to challenge your family and friends in a spirited game of trivia. Games are best suited for kids over the age of 5, but all ages are welcome to attend the program on Zoom. A total of three rounds of Pixar trivia will be played and the top three finishers receive gift cards after each round. There is no fee to participate, but pre-registration is required. For more information please CLICK HERE

NOMINATIONS FOR OLDER AMERICAN OF THE YEAR

Temple City’s 2021 Older American of the Year Nominations are now being accepted through Thursday, March 26, 2021. Honoring outstanding Older Americans has been a Temple City tradition for over 50 years. Nominees must be at least 60 years of age and a resident of Temple City. Additional criteria used to select award recipient includes service to organizations, special accomplishments and time spent with volunteer activities. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the link on below. The deadline for submissions is March 26. Nomination submissions can be mailed to 10144 Bogue St., Temple City, CA 91780 C/O Roman Rodriguez Parks and Recreation Coordinator or emailed to rrodriguez@templecity.us For more information please CLICK HERE

VIRTUAL YOUTH SOCCER SKILLS ACADEMY

Develop skills as a soccer player and stay active with the Virtual Youth Soccer Skills Academy coached by Temple City recreation staff. This academy will stress the fundamentals of soccer such as ball handling and footwork skills, all while allowing players to express their creativity and freedom. There are two divisions with specific age groups in each division to register for: the Mini Division for ages 3 ½ - 7 years and Youth Division for ages 8-13 years. Each division will focus on age appropriate fundamentals and skill building athletic techniques. Registration is being accepted through Thursday, April 15. The $30 Mini division registration and $35 Youth division registration both include a Virtual Youth Soccer Skills Academy Certificate.

For more information CLICK HERE

ARBOR DAY EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP

Join us for a free, fun, and educational workshop via Zoom that will explore the world of trees and all the benefits these tall wonders of nature provide. Workshop participants ages 6-12 years will take part in a variety of creative and engaging presentations and craft activities. Participants will receive an activity worksheet pack and crafting materials that will be available via "contactless" pick-up. The Arbor Day Educational Workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 20 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is free, but space is limited so register today! Registered participants will be provided with a Zoom login and must have a valid email address listed at the time of registration and access to a computer, laptop, or smart device with microphone access and video capabilities. For more information CLICK HERE

ARBOR DAY ART CONTEST

National Arbor Day is April 30, 2021 and to celebrate we are hosting an Art Contest! Arbor Day is an annual celebration of trees and their importance to our community and the world! Across the State, communities honor trees and you can participate too. There is a whole world outside your window! Can you see any trees from your window? Does your family go to a park, so you can play, hike, or run under trees? Have you ever climbed a tree? Can you believe that just touching a tree connects you to the natural world and can help reduce some of the stress you might feel? We have learned that being around trees can help us concentrate, relax, and do better on schoolwork. Think about how trees invite YOU outside and what that means to you – then create an art piece that reflects the theme of “Trees Invite Me Outside.” Youth ages 3 to 17 residing in, or attending school in Temple City are invited to submit their art for Contest beginning March 29 through April 22. Draw, paint or collage a picture demonstrating how trees play an important role in our community. The winning artists will be awarded prize ribbons and special prize packs and winning submissions will be featured on the Temple City website and social media platforms. For more information, contest rules and to submit your online application, please CLICK HERE

GARDEN TO TABLE CHALLENGE

Welcome to Garden to Table Challenge. Have you ever wanted to grow your own fruits or vegetables? Let’s spring into the month of April & May. The goal for this challenge is to encourage growing your own fruits or vegetables and we are here to get help you get started! The first 10 participants to enroll will receive two small planting pots as well as soil for each pot. Contactless drive-thru pick-up for the pots and soil will be available. Additionally, If you complete the challenge for this month, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 3 gardening tool kits! The challenge will begin April 1st and run until May 28th. You must sign up by April 30th to be eligible for the monthly challenge and other rules and restrictions apply. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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Bryan Cook
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